In June 2018, Hyundai announced that it will expand its Indian product portfolio with eight new products by 2020. The all-new Hyundai AH2 small car, that will revive the Santro brand in India, will be the first vehicle to hit showrooms. The South Korean carmaker will also give a generation change to the Elite i20, Grand i10 hatchback, Creta SUV and Xcent sedan.
The updated version of the Tucson and the Santa Fe SUVs will also be the part of Hyundai’s launch plan. The Hyundai Carlino concept based SUV will also make its way early next yearr, followed by the Hyundai Kona electric SUV.
Hyundai Carlino SUV Concept Picture Gallery
As we reported earlier, the Hyundai Carlino-based SUV will debut with the brand’s new BS6 compliant turbocharged petrol engine. The new 1.0-litre, three-cylinder gasoline motor will deliver power close to 118bhp at 6,000rpm against a peak torque of 171Nm between 1500rpm-4,000rpm. It’s the same powertrain that does duty in the global-spec Hyundai i20 hatchback.
Interestingly, Hyundai might equip the new-generation Elite i20 with the same 118bhp, 1.0L turbocharged petrol engine. The local manufacturing and components’ sourcing will help the carmaker curb production cost of both the models (new i20 and Carlino-based SUV).
With the new turbocharged petrol engine, the 2020 Hyundai Elite i20 will be put up against the Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS and the upcoming Tata 45X. In fact, it will make the i20 hatchback 18bhp and 10bhp more powerful than the Baleno Rs and 45x respectively. While the former makes a peak power of 100bhp at 5,500rpm and 150Nm of torque between 1,700rpm-4,500rpm, the latter will deliver 108bhp with 170Nm of torque.
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